Saint John of Capistrano
Readings of the day: RB 18:7-11; Resp. Psalm (Luke 1); Luke 12:13-21
Too much stuff? Do not fear, storage is here—mini-warehouses, self-storage, mini-storage, storage containers, public storage—storage everywhere! Today’s gospel makes me think of all the stuff we have accumulated. There’s clutter here and clutter there; now we’ve nowhere to put it. I recently lived near a new housing development. On weekends the neighborhood was part of my running route. It was amazing how many houses could be built in the period of one week. Perhaps more amazing was that there seemed to be more square footage for the garage then there was for the actual living space of the humans that were to inhabit the house.Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years,rest, eat, drink, and be merry!BUT GOD SAID,“You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you;and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?”Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himselfbut is not rich in what matters to God.”Kyrie eleison.
SAINT JOHN OF CAPISTRANO, PRAY FOR US.